Prince Fielder just wants to hit home runs

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Scott Boras, holding court at the winter meetings, had a nice quote about client Prince Fielder tonight. Asked if geography would influence Fielder’s decision-making this winter, he replied:

“I just think he likes fences that are short to home plate. That’s geographics he likes.”

Boras might half been half-kidding, but it certainly bodes better for the Cubs than it does the Mariners.

(hat-tip to the Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt)

Kid makes play at Yankee Stadium with popcorn in his glove

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We’ve seen video of guys catching foul balls while holding babies. We’ve seen foul balls land in full cups of beer. We’ve seen ballplayers chase foul balls and steal fans’ popcorn. I have, not, however, seen a fan catch a foul ball with a glove full of popcorn before last night.

That happened in the Twins Yankees game when this young man made a play on a ball down the left field line despite the fact that he was using his Rawlings as a snack holder:

 

Good job going to his left, despite the popcorn. Not everyone can do that.

Well, you got part of it down, Derek. At least you leaned a little to the left on that one.